One job that is often times quite difficult is communicating with parents. Today I'd like to share with you some ideas on how we can make the job of communicating with parents easier.
Parent Communication Log: It's very important to document phone conversations with parents. Detailed records of past phone conversations with parents could come in handy down the road if you were ever to encounter any problems.
I always used to keep a spiral bound notebook by my telephone to jot down phone conversations quickly, but I recently made this binder cover and communication log that is much cuter! Simply make copies of the log sheet and put them in a 3 ring binder. It's an easy way to document your phone calls with parents. (You could also print off emails and collect any hand-written notes as well.)
Dial My Calls: Dial my Calls is a great website that allows you to communicate with your parents via phone message or text message. It's easy to sign up and get started. My school uses a voice mail system and, as a parent, I love it! It's a great way to keep parents updated with important things going on in the classroom!
Here's a list of ways you could use Dial My Calls for your classroom:
- Remind parents about an important assignment or project.
- Message parents about a special events like a field trip or canned food drive.
- Text parents a friendly message to let them know about exciting activities happening in your classroom.
- Need parent volunteers? Quickly put out a request for parents to help or donate items to your classroom.
- Snow day or holiday break? Simply send out a quick alert to let parents know that school will not be in session.
Honestly, there are so many ways you could use Dial My Calls in your classroom! Click the icons below to find out more about this great teaching tool.
Do you have any advice for communicating with parents?
Please leave a comment are share your ideas!